7th Annual

University of Nevada, Reno

Monday, June 3, 2013

NSF 2010 Ranking: 137th (total R&D expenditures in life sciences) =$42,120,000 [1]

NIH 2011 Funding: Direct plus indirect costs but excluding R & D contracts and ARRA awards = $18,127,018 [2]

The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology and Cell Biology and the Department of Biochemistry, received a $10.2 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue muscle plasticity research. [3]

The University of Nevada at Reno received $10 million for neuroscience research into short term memory loss. The research will involve five different schools and colleges at UNR [4]

University of Nevada, Reno received a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study and eventually manipulate the communication between cells that causes human neurological and other diseases. [5]

The University of Nevada, Reno received a gift of $3 Milllion which is to support translational research efforts at the school of medicine. [6]

University of Nevada - Reno medical school had its $16 million INBRE grant renewed in 2010, with $2.8 million to be spent in 2013. [7]

The new 59,000 square foot William N. Pennington Health Sciences Building opened in the fall of 2011. [8]

University of Nevada, Reno's School of Medicine received a $1.6 million grant from the Nell J. Redfield Foundation to impact medical practice and patient treatment ranging from pediatric genetics to AIDS diagnostics. [9]

Among University of Nevada Reno's more notable areas for research and creative activity are: Genomics and Proteomics. The core laboratory facilities in genomics and proteomics, respectively, support research on campus in the Schools of Medicine and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

University Nevada - Reno research grants leads to founding of a new company, EscaZyme Biochemicals.  [10]


[1] The National Science Foundation, 2012, TABLE 23. R&D expenditures in the life sciences at universities and colleges, ranked by all FY 2010 life sciences: FY 2007–10 and by subfield for FY 2010: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf12330/pdf/tab23.pdf
[2] Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, Ranking Table of NIH Funding (by Institution) to US Medical Schools in 2011, http://www.brimr.org/NIH_Awards/2011/NIH_Awards_2011.htm
[3] From University of Nevada, Reno, Nov 4, 2009: http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2009/medical-school-professor-awarded-102-million-grant
[4] From RGJ.com, December 12, 2012, http://blogs.rgj.com/renorebirth/2012/12/01/10-million-grant-for-unr-neuroscience-center-could-be-big-for-northern-nevada/
[5] From University of Nevada Reno - http://newsroom.unr.edu/2011/10/05/10-million-grant-supports-biological-sciences-team-at-university-of-nevada-reno-expanded-research-biomedical-collaboration-strengthens-with-national-institutes-of-health-award/
[6] From Philanthropy News Digest, March 2012, http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/news/story.jhtml?id=375400015
[7] Nevada Today 11/10/2010 http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2010/university-med-school-receive-16m-inbre-renewal
NIH 6/6/2012 http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_details.cfm?aid=8264564&icde=15586945
[8] From McGraw Hill Construction: http://www.swcontractor.com/features/2010/0601_HealthSciencesBuilding.asp
[9] From University of Nevada Reno - http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2012/redfield-gift-to-school-of-medicine
[10] Business Weekly 2/11/2013 http://www.nnbw.com/ArticleRead.aspx?storyID=21087
Las Vegas Sun 2/6/2013 http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/feb/06/dean-details-plans-220-million-medical-school-buil/

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